Huckabee Ready for a 'Miracle'

Arkansas governor won't quit race despite impossible odds
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 10, 2008 2:30 PM CST
Republican presidential hopefuls, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, talk before a Republican presidential debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. in this Jan. 10, 2008 file...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mere numbers, it seems, won’t stop Mike Huckabee from fighting till the end. Despite apparently insurmountable odds, the Republican candidate says he won’t “walk off the field,” the Chicago Tribune reports. John McCain has enough delegates that landslides in every remaining state contest will not bring a Huckabee nomination, but “miracles are still happening,” says the Arkansas governor. “I still believe in them.”

“To step aside and have a coronation instead of a nomination, that’s the antithesis of everything Republicans stand for,” Huckabee said on "Meet the Press." Instead, he’ll continue a “civil” race with McCain, whom he now believes more likely to win the presidency “than either of the Democrats.” As for a possible VP nod, “I’m not going to be asked,” he said.